Carson Veach is Of Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group.

Carson has extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in complex business disputes. Over the past 12 years, Carson has been lead counsel on 17 patent infringement cases and two arbitrations involving intellectual property rights. He was also co-lead counsel on one ITC case and has been lead counsel on a number of other pieces of complex business litigation.

Carson has conducted the antitrust analysis on numerous mergers and acquisitions, worked on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and given advice on distribution contracts, state franchising and fair dealership laws, product pricing and advertising. Carson has extensive experience negotiating and drafting non-disclosure, non-compete, executive employment and stock option agreements.

Before joining Freeborn, Carson was a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP where his practice focused on antitrust, securities fraud, lender liability and general litigation, including disputes over the ownership and value of intellectual property. During his tenure at Seyfarth, he served as outside General Counsel to a joint venture of the country's largest telecommunications companies. During his career, he also was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for a national importer and Illinois wholesaler of fine wines and specialty spirits as well as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he conducted civil and criminal investigations and litigated civil and criminal cases involving foreign and domestic companies and individuals involved in a wide range of industries.

Representative Matters

  • Represented intellectual property owners in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented a publicly traded maker of automatic identification and data capture equipment through nationwide, multi-jurisdictional litigation against one of its largest competitors, securing favorable settlements in all matters.
  • Represented a client in litigation to enforce patent rights relating to an extensive portfolio of radio-frequency identification (“RFID”) patents.
  • Represented a client in litigation enforcing a patent portfolio covering the design and use of handheld computer devices.
Professional Activities: 
  • Advisory Board, Chinese American Service League
  • Coe College Board of Trustees

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School
M.B.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Coe College

State Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Wisconsin